Thursday, July 3, 2014

The supplicant

Sci-fi writer Tobias Buckell accidentally didn’t comb through San Diego Comic Con’s anti-discrimination policy before agreeing to attend. Had he been more thorough, he claims he would have detected the organization’s insufficient non-racist, non-sexist, non-bigoted credentials.

As if issuing an apology weren’t obsequious and self-serving enough, he pharisaically touts his donation to a feminist cause to restore his good standing with the PC totalitarians:

I also donated a sum of money to the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

People approach only their gods in a confessional spirit quite like this. They confess their sins and perform the rites of cleansing. Buckell serves his god in his writing, as is godly writers’ wont.

If the purpose of art is to supplant metafiction for beauty, primitiveness for humanity, perversion for entertainment, Buckell and NMOW are first-rate artists.

“The Leftist for whom politics is the ultimate floor of being is an idolater, and makes power arrangements his personal little crappy god. It influences everything in his thought and life, and if left unchecked will eventually ruin his writing.” –John C. Wright

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